Tooth-Friendly Recipe 10: Green Vanilla Mint Smoothie

green vanilla mint smoothie

Choose Soft and Friendly Foods While Wearing Braces or Aligners

You need to consume a lot of minerals and vitamins to strengthen your teeth during orthodontic treatment. However, you might find it difficult to chew food right after beginning to wear aligners or braces because the tissues in your mouth can feel sensitive. It is still easy to consume vital nutrients by making a green vanilla mint smoothie and using a blender to whip the ingredients. The recipe for this beverage includes the following:

• Coconut milk
• Fresh mint leaves
• Vanilla extract
• Fresh spinach
• Frozen banana

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The Battle of Braces

Lingual Braces v Invisalign

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Nice straight teeth are often highly desirable, but many people do not like being confined to using braces to achieve them. At an older age, braces don’t just look uncomfortable; they can affect the facial appearance while in place. Luckily, in 1998 an innovative breakthrough emerged for tooth re positioning.  This was the launching of Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign are plastic aligners that cannot be seen. The public responded quickly to this new development, as they thought that crooked and misaligned teeth could now be corrected without the need for the attachment of brackets and wires to the teeth for long periods of time. It was soon learnt however that Invisalign does not always make a magical improvement, but can be beneficial in certain circumstances. The plastic is simply not strong enough to exert the same force as clear braces, such as lingual and conventional steel braces. This is particularly true for such actions as turning teeth round and lengthening teeth. In moderate to severe teeth alignment cases then, clear braces can be used or conventional metal braces.

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